Welcome to the Routledge Literature Textbook Collection.
Here you will find our forthcoming, new and key literature textbooks organized by subject and theme. To read more on any text, request a 'complimentary exam copy' or purchase, simply click the title of the book.
Instructors - All the books in this collection are available to order as complimentary exam copies or e-inspection copies. If you are teaching and would like to receive a copy of a book to consider adopting it for your course simply click on the blue 'complimentary exam copy' or ‘e-Inspection’ link.
This clear and engaging book offers readers an introduction to European Literary History from antiquity through to the present day. Each chapter discusses a short extract from a literary text, whilst including a close reading and a longer essay examining other key texts of the period and their…
Paperback – 2018-03-16
Literature and Food Studies introduces readers to a growing interdisciplinary field by examining literary genres and cultural movements as they engage with the edible world and, in turn, illuminate transnational histories of empire, domesticity, scientific innovation, and environmental…
Paperback – 2017-11-29
Literature and Contemporary Thought
The Routledge Diaspora Studies Reader provides a comprehensive resource for students and scholars working in this vital interdisciplinary field. The book traces the emergence and development of diaspora studies as a field of scholarship, presenting key critical essays alongside more recent…
Paperback – 2017-10-24
Routledge Literature Readers
Reception introduces students and academics alike to the study of the way in which texts are received by readers, viewers, and audiences. Organized conceptually and thematically, this book provides a much-needed overview of the field, drawing on work in literary and cultural studies as well as…
Paperback – 2017-10-10
The New Critical Idiom
Literary Allusion in Harry Potter builds on the world-wide enthusiasm for J. K. Rowling’s series in order to introduce its readers to some of the great works of literature on which Rowling draws. Harry Potter’s narrative techniques are rooted in the western literary tradition and its allusiveness…
Paperback – 2017-06-19
Futures of Comparative Literature is a cutting edge report on the state of the discipline in Comparative Literature. Offering a broad spectrum of viewpoints from all career stages, a variety of different institutions, and many language backgrounds, this collection is fully global and diverse.…
Paperback – 2017-03-27
Modernism: The Basics provides an accessible overview of the study of modernism in its global dimensions. Examining the key concepts, history and varied forms of the field, it guides the reader through the major approaches, outlining key debates, to answer such questions as: What is modernism?…
Paperback – 2017-03-09
Related to ideas of the great, the awe-inspiring and the overpowering, the sublime has been debated for centuries amongst writers, artists, philosophers and theorists and has become a complex yet crucial concept in many disciplines. In this thoroughly updated edition, Philip Shaw looks…
Paperback – 2017-02-20
The New Critical Idiom